City Hall urges all shops to show licenses

The National,Friday June 10th, 2016

THE National Capital District Commission wants all businesses in Port Moresby to clearly display their trading licenses at all times.
NCDC health surveyor Isoa More said those who failed to comply with this would be dealt with by the Trade and Licensing division.
The NCDC health team had conducted inspections of supermarkets and fast food shops.
“There have been instances during routine inspections where officers would stumble upon something suspicious,” More said.
“While enquiring for the trading license, the shop operator would give all kinds of excuses.
“They must clearly display their trading licenses and comply with all the laws so that they may not be seen as breaching any laws that govern their operations.
“According to law, all trading licenses must be displayed for everyone to see.”
More said officers during inspection would take note of shops and businesses which failed to display their licenses and have them referred for further investigations and prosecution.
Meanwhile, he has instructed his officers to re-issue 24-hour compliance notices to eight shops and fast food outlets to clean up their environment or face closure.
He said general business practices in some sectors, such as wholesale trading, used clothing, cottage industries and small shops reflected Asian values, for exanple cash transactions, personal relationships, longer negotiations and formal recognition of business arrangements.
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